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still teenagers. >>> anti-government protesters in syria are getting help from the u.s. government in getting their voices heard. details on that, next. >>> and what do you think were the top stories of the year? we'll look at the leading picks coming up. [ adrianna ] when i grill lobster, i make sure it's a melt in your mouth kind of experience. [ john ] the wood fires up the grill a little bit hotter so you really get a good sear and it locks in the juices. surf & turf -- you can't go wrong. [ male announcer ] don't miss red lobster's surf & turf event. choose from three grilled combinations all under $20. like our maine lobster with peppercorn sirloin or our new bacon-wrapped shrimp with blue cheese sirloin for $14.99. [ adrianna ] i think the guests are going to take a bite and be like "oh, man, this is so awesome." [ john ] i'm grill master john mazany. i'm grill master adrianna hollis. and we sea food differently. >>> overseas today, israeli leaders are concerned about how the historic election in egypt is taking shape. early results from the first round of voting for egypt's
't seeing anything frightening in the streets of homs or other parts of syria. of course, this is raising some eyebrows saying there are only ten of you in each hot spot and you are being acompacompanied be syrian government. >> that's right, hala. we were told observers would fan out to other citiy ies and we hd that in hama there were protests and clashes earlier in the day. now, we're being told, in fact, those visits were postponed for logistical reasons and causing more concerns among the activists and many of them are really convinced that what the syrian government is showing these observers is just a charade. it's not the real picture of what's going on there in syria right now. we heard yesterday that while observers were in the city activists and residents said crackdowns were still going on and thousands of protesters that were in places in the neighborhood there being fired upon with live ammunition and tear gas trying to disperse the crowd. when we spoke to arab league monitors earlier today and asked them, they said, you know, reports being written up and being delivered to
of outside observers heads to syria today. activists say they could find scenes like this. this is as reports of more bloodshed, violence, and part of an entire city is under siege. we're talking about it in a few minutes. >>> and we'll show you a post office hit on christmas day with fire, graffiti, and bullets. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. >>> an activist in syria says snipers in some parts of the country are shooting at, quote, anything and everything, as video shows tanks rolling through the streets of homs, one of the flashpoint areas if that country in the anti-regime movement. it's all part of a renewed government crackdown opposition sources say that has reportly left more than 20 people dead so far t
than 5,000 people have died since syria's crackdown on protests began in march. >>> a suicide car bomber in iraq got through six security check points before setting off an explosive device at the interior ministry. at least five people killed there, 39 wounded. this happened after iraq's prime minister was meeting with the senior security officials to talk about how to keep the country safe. a series of explosions killed almost 70 people in baghdad just last week. >>> mexico says it's captured the chief of security for one of the most wanted alleged drug kingpins in the country. the kingpin is known as e el chappo, shorty. that guy made the forbes billionaire's list last year. they say that guzman's chief of security was involved in kid namgs, secret burials. >>> the maker of the baby formula enfamil said ittested the product and found none of the bacteria that's being plamd for an infant's death. another infant did get sick and is recovering. walmart pulled the cans off its shelves but so far state and federal and now company tests have found no evidence of the bacteria. and a c
the middle east. a group of fact finders from the arab league is now on the ground in syria. they're in the city of homs among other places to see if the government has ended its crackdown on protesters. before the group arrived, our sources in homs say that military forces left their positions. this is to comply with an arab league demand that the military withdraw from city centers. thousands of protesters rallied against the regime. take a look at some of these images from homs today. so, still some violence and just today an opposition group reports four people dead in homs. 13 total throughout the country. mohammed is monitoring the story. we have. >>> been allowed back into syria. i have to ask you about these witnesses saying the military was seen withdrawing from homs once the monitors came in. people say once the monitors leave, the tanks will roll right back into homs. >> that is certainly the fear at this hour, hala. the activists we have been speaking with many say that the government, not that they withdrew the tanks but they hid them in government buildings very clos
and not getting out of the streets to demonstrate. >> the arab league tells cnn it has 75 monitors in syria and more are expected in the coming days. >>> somber music played over loud speakers as thousands gathered to memorialize north korea's kim jong il for a second day at pyongyang. a state orchestrated ceremony once again proclaimed his 20 something son kim jong un the supreme leader. kim ruled the secretive nation for 17 years. he reportedly died of a heart attack two weeks ago. >>> the u.s. is warning iran not to disrupt a key oil shipping channel. the obama administration describes iran's threat to block the strait of hormuz as saber rattling. the administration says it will do what it must to keep the strait open. >>> in 200915 million barrels of oil passed through the strait every day. any disruption could affect how much you pay for gasoline. >>> there may be criminal charges in the country's worst offshore oil disaster. the spill killed 11 workers in the gulf of mexico. now "the wall street journal" reports prosecutors are preparing a case against some bp employees. charges could
in syria today. it is supposed to observe, and therefore, discourage the government's brutal crackdown on its own people. a crackdown that seems to be in full force despite a promise to the arab league just last week. this is amateur video reportedly from the flash point city of homs. the opposition says 22 people have been killed here today alone. >>> the global intelligence website stratfor is still down after hackers stole thousands of client names. a group called anonymous says it has no brief with stratfor who it considers an unbiased source for information. >> stratfor is in the business of providing geopolitical information the way the sort of state department does about political climate, on a very granular realtime basis. both to the general public in a more broadway an more specifically in their e-mails that people pay for. so in a sense they are in the security business, so that makes them kind of a ripe target for headline purposes, i guess. >> stratfor says it is diligently investigating the breach. >>> it is boxing day in britain, an annual holiday that's one of the bigge
. >>> bloodshed across syria now as security force continue a brutal eight month crackdown against protesters there. women and children are reportedly among the dead. we go live to the middle east right after this. >>> security forces reportedly killed 60 people across syria today. i want to warn you some of the video you're about to see is very graphic, cnn jim clancy is in tripoli, lebanon. he has the latest on this eight month syrian crackdown. i understand one of yesterday's, among those dead was a small child, a 10-year-old, right? >> reporter: a 10-year-old child sitting in his own home by a window hit by a single round that was fired penetrated that window frame. he bled to death in his own home. a very sad case certainly. and indicative of the way the violence has been spiraling downwards in syria and especially in the city of haams. then came his funeral and at his funeral the people who were carrying his body in a procession actually came under fire from snipers. we talked to abdul who is a member of the revolutionary council and he said he point ad finger at snipers that worked for
in the uprisings inspired by the arab. syria's president denies ordering his troops to crack down on protesters. he spoke with abc's barbara walters in his first american interview since the uprising. >> reporter: do you think that your forces cracked down too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are military forces that belong to the government. i don't own them. i'm president. i don't own the country. >> reporter: no, but you have to give the order. >> no. no. no. >> reporter: not by your command? >> no, no one's command. there was no command to kill or to be brutal. >> well, the arab league and turkey have both criticized and sanctioned syria for that violent crackdown. >>> afghan president hamid karzai canceled a trip after double suicide attacks rocked his country. this was the scene after a suicide bombing at a sh iet shrine in kabul. that happened yesterday. 60 people were killed throughout afghanistan on that holy day. >>> an american was also killed. today 19 people at least including women and children were killed when their bus hid a roadside mine. a group with links to al qaeda and the
. >>> some of the video we're taking in from homs today in syria. a team of arab league observers now on the ground trying to get the government to end this. a brutal crackdown on protesters. syria's keeping international journalists out of that country. that's why mohammed jamjoom is following events from kcairo, egypt. we're getting reports that thousands of demonstrators took to the groubd again today. what can you tell us? >> well, drew, opposition activists there tell us that tens of thousands of demonstrators calling for an end of the regime took to the streets of homs today. the reason they gathered was because they were no longer facing crackdown by the military there. there was a live stream video that shows earlier many people chanting for people in from the international community. we're told in the past hour from residents that some members of this protest tried to go to another area of the city called clock square, where they believe that meps of the arab league delegation were so they could speak to them and when they got there, some tell thaus the protesters were fired
, very worried about iraq. nuri al-maliki's government support for bashara al-assad in syria. lebanon is the only country that refuses to go along with the rest of the arab world, arab league in condemning and impositions sanctions for what it's doing against peaceful protesters throughout the country. these are very worrying signs and a lot of officials and outside experts are very worried about where this direction, where this iraqi government is going. we'll hear some reassuring words, i'm sure, from nuri al-maliki in this joint news conference with the president, but what he says will be significant. what he does in the coming weeks and months will obviously be so much more important. >> wolf, we'll get to you in a minute. i want to bring in arla who's out of baghdad. he talks about nuri al-maliki and this becoming more of a stable place, at least that's what the prime minister has said. what is life like for the iraqis now? >> reporter: suzanne, it's utterly heart breaking and incredibly difficult. iraqis, especially those in the capital baghdad hardly have a normal life. for the
recess. >>> tonight is the deadline reportedly set by syria for anti-government protesters in the city of hom to get back in line or else. an opposition group called the free syrian army fears a massacre if residents fail to turn in their weapons and give up military defectors as damascus is demanding. activists say security forces have killed 20 people nationwide today alone. officials haven't publicly acknowledged the deadline and have denied opposition claims that the city's being cut off from water, electricity and food. >>> as we just heard, live from the courthouse, the u.s. and iraq are marking an honorable end to an arduous war. president obama hosted iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki 19 days before the last american troops are due to be gone from iraqi soil. the president says it is time to honor sacrifices borne by troops and civilians of both nations and to start a normal relationship based on respect. >> today only several thousand troops remain there and more are coming home every day. this is the season of home comings and military families across america are being reun
on yesterday. tension in syria. pakistan. afghanistan. we saw what's going on in egypt. the violence against women in egypt that's brutal right now. so this is a president that even though he'll have a little time to relax, he's going to be on top of the situation, he's going to be briefed on a daily basis. so when you're president of the united states you can never really completely get away from your responsibilities as the commander in chief. he appreciates this. every president does, no matter where they go. >> what has this -- again to our viewers, just crossing over the top of the hour waiting for the president at any moment. they're a little behind schedule. he may be doing some business, has a couple things to sign before he comes out. but wolf, this legislative year, this congress, how is this going to go down now and they end it on another low note, i guess you could possibly say. but there have been a lot of low notes. we were taken to the brink of government shutdown time after time after time again this year. some of the fights and back-and-forth. we've unfortunately become accu
in syria. huge protest crowds are turning out across the country again today. and the death toll has grown. earlier today an activist network reported nine deaths in clashes with security forces. it has now changed the number of dead to at least 13. the united nations says more than 5,000 syrians have died since mid march. two opposition groups have reached a deal on a plan for democracy in case syria's president steps down. >>> back in this country, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has rattled ohio near the urban centers of youngstown and warren. this same area has been the center of a lot of controversy over fracking, a method of getting natural gas out of shale rock. critics worry it could cause earthquakes and other damage. >>> and customers complained and verizon listened. the country's largest mobile phone provider is scrapping its $2 fee for customers to make a one-time bill payment. the movement sparked outrage from thousands of verizon customers for having to pay a fee to pay their bill. >>> and the new year will mean new lives for entertainers, russell brand and katy perry, the enterta
of the magazine said while the arab spring protests stood out, protests around the world in russia, syria, downtown new york made headlines collectively throughout the year. >> we decided in the end rather than pick on any one individual or small group, we would go for -- >> runners up include congresswoman ron paul -- paul ryan, i should say and kate middleton. >> by there is no denying injuries, broken femur, blood clots in the legs. is the alleged violence at famu an isolated incident or entire culture? one of the accuser's attorneys joins us next. >>> first, meet today's rock stars. these new york sanitation workers jumped into action after seeing a mother and four kids trying to escape a house fire. the workers immediately called 911 after seeing the flames and told the kids on the roof to jump. >> we yelled at them, we were screaming, jump, jump, jump into my arms. i grabbed the feet and he caught the bodies as they were coming down. once the first one came down, they came down one after the other. >> the two by thes consider their heroics quote all part of life. i'm good about wash
's go to syria where two suicide car bombs ripped through the capitol there. look. these bomgs exploded back to back outside heavily guarded intelligence buildings. the blasts came one day after an arab league team arrived to monitor the government's promise to end its crackdown on protesters. the government blames the bombings on terrorists but opposition sources say the president was behind these attacks. >>> duling demonstrations underway in egypt. the scene in tahrir square, you're seeing there protesters are demanding that the ruling military council transfer power to civilians. they're outraged over this week's brutal crackdown. >>> elsewhere in cairo hundreds of pro-military demonstrators gathered to voice their support for the ruling party. >>> reversal today from north korea north korea as it prepares for the funeral of its dear leader, kim jong il. it says it will accept private condolence delegations from south korea. the two countries technically are still at war. earlier in the week the secretive government announced that it would not accept foreign delegations. kim's funer
in syria and that they've also witnessed the scene of the attack. no death toll and no casualty toll at this stage. syrian state television saying numerous people were injured and killed in these attacks. opposition figures in syria saying the regime is lying suggesting it's awfully convenient that these attacks come just one day after these members of the arab league have arrived and it really fits the narrative that the regime has been trying to say that they're fighting terrorism there and not trying to talk about the crackdown that's been going on against peaceful protesters. in the meantime, protests going on in several provinces and cities across syria. that's according to opposition protesters. protesters carrying signs mocking the protocol of blood, the protocol signed by the arab league and the syrian government for observers to go in and try to halt the violence. the protesters and activists say they believe this is just a stalling tactic and that the president of syria does not plan to stop his brutal crackdown any time soon. kyra? >> we've been watching these protests for
you to syria now. a significant day. huge anti-government protests are erupting across the country along with more reports of violence. at least eight protesters reportedly killed today. we have no way of confirming that independently. outside journalists are still banned from syria. you're seeing there some images from homs today. people are feeling emboldened, we're hearing. they're going out on hundreds of thousands. because international journalists are barred from syria, it makes this next piece of video all the more fascinating. cnn has obtained exclusive video of the battle in homs between government security forces and troops who have defected. our reporter there needs to remain anonymous. take a look. >> the neighborhood of homs. fighters took me into a house where their men were engaged with a shootout with snipers from the syrian military. these men say they're allfectors and they call themselves the free syrian army. one of the men managed to take rifle with a position scope with him when he defected. but most of the fighters from the free syrian army are ill equipped a
. >>> crowds defy danger and took to the streets in syria today. opposition groups call the rallies the crawl to freedom square. they urge demonstrators to defy sniper attacks to make their way to public gathering places. the opposition says 32 people were killed by security forces today. the uprising has prompted some soldiers to defect. >> translator: we got the orders in the army that went against my oath as a soldier. i had sworn to protect civilians, but when i saw what the government forces were doing to the people, i defected. >>> they say there will be no change in policy despite the death of kim jong il now replaced by his son. the state-run news agency put out a statement saying north koreans are insulted south korea didn't allow more people to attend kim's funeral. it says, the tears they shed will turn into a, quote, roar of revenge. >>> police in egypt stormed the offices of ten human rights and pro-democracy groups, some of which are u.s. funded. they took computers, other he electronics. the egyptian prosecutor's office says it's part of an illegal funding probe. the u.s. state
this. >>> huge crowds turning out all over syria again today. we're getting reports about new violence and clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police. full details on that coming up. >>> all right. every weekend we bring you the top legal cases of the week with our regular legal guys avery friedman and richard herman. they have picked top five cases of 2011. avery friedman civil rights attorney in cleveland. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> i richard herman, good to see you. happy new year. >> happy new year, fred. >> let's take a look at the list, greatest legal cases. we've ranked favorites. let's count them down. avery ranks dominique strauss-kahn which you died with warren jeffs. >> a tie. >> couldn't decide. >> you chose actress lindsay lohan as number five. you both agreed on number four rod blagojevich for corruption and sentencing deserved that spot. for number three penn state's jerry sandusky, and american student in italy amanda knox also at number three. first why didn't you put sandusky on your list? >> well, you know what, if cases were based on all
appreciate it. thank you so much. >>> all right. straight to reporter roulette. we're watching syria where violence continued today despite arrival of an observer mission from the pentagon. also watching pakistan where the government has a problem with the u.s. military's version of a mistaken air strike. and wait until you see the dreadful weather about to smash into the entire east coast. we're in the cnn severe weather center for all of that. welcome to you all. first to cairo and cnn's mohammed jamjoom. the arab league fact-finding mission went to work today in syria. tell us what you know about where they went and what they're seeing. >> reporter: isha, we heard today they went to the city of homs where we heard reports of increasing violence, deaths and injuries the past few days. there were videos purporting to show members of the arab league in homs today. one video purports to show the head of the mission being shown remnants of weapons there by residents in the city. another video purports to show the members of the delegation there with residents of homs basically saying that th
a government-led massacre. >> let's go globe trekking. today we start in syria. what they call horrific massacres this week and calling on the u.n. security council to help protect civilians. we cannot ind penitently confirm the allegations. >> the japanese government and tokyo electric power company have unveiled a plan to decommission the damaged puck shee -- puthe plant was badly damaged from the earthquake and tsunami that hit in march. that disaster killed 15,000 and displaced another 80,000 who lived within a large radius from the plant. >>> and this piece of art work was stolen. this was displayed for more than 40 years and valued at more than $750,000. the piece was probably stolen to be sold as scrap metal for a few hundred bucks. it follows the surge in demand for copper leaving thieves to rob even war memorials. >> and this is the same charity princess diana supported. in 2009 he spent a night among the homeless during an event. bill clinton has said he didn't want to spend the remainder of his days wishing he was still president. we will hear from him in his own words about
turned out in auckland but heavy rain forced other cities to cancel outdoor celebrations. in syria, huge crowds are turning out across the country again today, an activist network based in syria says at least nine protesters died today killed in clashing with security forces. two opposition groups there reached a deal a few hours ago making a plan that charts a course for democracy in case syria's president steps down. >>> back in this country, customer complaints pushed verizon to drop its plan to start charging that $2 fee to pay bills. the nation's largest wireless company wanted to charge the extra couple bucks for one time payments online or by phone, but customers raised a stink and it didn't take long for verizon to listen up and drop the idea. >>> we're going to be following the republican contenders, live in iowa today as they crisscross that state, the contenders, 2012 starts right now. >> reporter: good afternoon and welcome from des moines, iowa this is the contenders 2012. i'm candy crowley. today you are going to hear from the republican candidates at their live events as t
:00 eastern hour. >>> from syria now, a warning. a blood bath could be imminent. the syrian government is giving protesters a deadline. the details straight ahead on that. >>> checking news headlines overseas now. an earthquake struck southern mexico overnight, centered about 100 miles south of mexico city but still felt in the capital city. officials say the 6.5 magnitude quake killed at least two people and damaged dozens of home and syrian military commanders are warning protesters in the city of holmes to hand in their weapons and stop protesting by monday night or they'll face bombardment. according to an opposition leader, that deadline has not been verified by the syrian government. >>> russia's president promises to look into allegations of election fraud, one day after tens of thousands of russian voters filled public spaces in moscow, furious at what they call a rigged parliamentary election last weekend. >>> some pandas get a taste of the holiday spirit. we have video that's gone viral. you'll understand why. >>> in los angeles no strangers to rolling out the rid carpet but
in syria where at least 22 people were killed. ten of those died in the city of holmes where we believe this video was shot. the government refused to send its crackdown on protesters despite widespread criticism. on friday the u.n. human rights council became the latest to condemn the crackdown. syria called the report unjust. >>> vice president biden is calling for more openness around the world. he said political and social freedoms can create economic opportunities. he was speaking at a global business summit in istanbul. the crowd applauded when he suggested the next steve job could be a turk, noting how their economy has tripped in the last deck dade. >>> a third person murdered after answering a craigslist job posting. the latest victim is ralph geiger of akron, ohio. brogan rafferty is charged with aggravated murder and attempted murder for the deaths. the suspect's mother says the man behind it is richard beasley who is yet to be charged in the murders but is in jail on promoting prostitution police on long island are set to renew their search for shannon gill bort, a new jerse
's been the government versus protesters. but now suicide bombers unleashing terror in syria. some say it looks like the work of al qaeda. >>> plus, a man is so drunk that he asked his 9-year-old daughter, honey, can you drive for me? and now this -- >>> a wild year for celebrities, especially celebrity train wrecks. how all of the scandals unfolded live. >>> plus, folks are trying to keep kids off drugs but what do you do when there's a meth lab in school? yep, meth. we'll be right back. 8% every 10 years. wow. wow. but you can help fight muscle loss with exercise and ensure muscle health. i've got revigor. what's revigor? it's the amino acid metabolite, hmb to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time. [ female announcer ] ensure muscle health has revigor and protein to help protect, preserve, and promote muscle health. keeps you from getting soft. [ major nutrition ] ensure. nutrition in charge! @@ wait a second... with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the look of wrinkles instantly, and the look of deep wrinkles in 14 days. ready, se
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